2014-15 CHS Graduation Rate is the Highest in SD County!

Posted by: Megan Battle 1 year, 8 months ago

2014-15 CHS Graduation Rate is the Highest in SD County!

Congratulations to Coronado High School for maintaining the highest graduation rate of unified school districts in SD County, at 98.0%.  CHS is proud of its hard work providing interventions and supports to students who struggle academically including resources and supports of Palm Academy, academic support and success skills courses, summer school and credit recovery opportunities, and guidance and support from counselors and administration. All of these contribute to a record of success in CHS students meeting local and state graduation requirements and CHS Student Learning Outcomes.

The CHS graduation rate for the class of 2015 and other data was released by the California Department of Education on May 17, 2016. Beginning with the class of 2010, the state began using a new formula that represents an actual four-year cohort rate – that is, it tracks cohorts of ninth grade students to determine how many graduate within four academic years. The data represent students who entered ninth grade in the fall of the 2011-12 school year and were scheduled to graduate by the end of the 2014-15 school year. A report from San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) provides cohort outcome data for San Diego County as a whole and for high school and unified school districts in the county. It accounts for five categories of students from the 2011-12 ninth grade cohort: graduates, GED completers, special education completers, students still enrolled in a high school diploma program, and dropouts. The countywide data show an increase in the percentage of students in the class of 2015 who graduated on time compared to the previous cohort. Eight out of 10 students in the class of 2015 graduated “on time” with a high school diploma, nearly seven percent more than the class of 2010 (the first class to be measured in this way). Countywide, slightly less than one in 10 students dropped out over the course of four years.  SDCOE is pleased that the countywide dropout rate (8.3%) remains lower than the statewide rate (10.7%), but recognizes there is still work to do, especially for African American (11.9%), Hispanic (10.7%), and English learner (15%) students.  The CHS 2014-15 four year cohort dropout rate is 4% and represents four students.

SD county schools have more programs in place to help struggling students than ever before. There are strong programs in place throughout the county to help keep students in school and on-track to graduate, and Coronado High School’s programs set the bar for other local high schools.  Congratulations to the entire team at CHS for their tireless efforts to support students’ college and career readiness. State, county, and local graduation rate and other data can be found here